Panhandle Fishing Report - Pensacola Bay & Choctawhatchee Bay
Capt. Eddie Woodall
November 6, 2006
Pensacola - Saltwater Fishing Report
Fishing Pensacola Bay and Choctawhatchee Bay with Captain Eddie Woodall and
Full Net Fishing Charters
Redfish, Redfish, Redfish and more Redfish
Bull Reds or slot size whatever you're looking for. Fishing in the Pensacola Pass area is your best bet for big fish. For locating the fish try trolling with diving plugs like the Mann’s stretch 25, or drift fishing with bait on the bottom, a variety of live and dead baits will work. If the slot fish are what you would rather target, try looking around the docks in Santa Rosa Sound and in Choctawhatchee Bay look to the east. Try Hogtown Bayou and on to the east from there along the banks at the river mouths.
Flounder fishing continues to be slow for both rod-and-reel anglers and gigger’s alike. It's late in the season for them to be moving, so expect a heavy run when they do decide to move. Live minnows will work great, but Berkley Gulp shrimp.
There are still a few King Mackerel being caught around the Pensacola Bay Bridge and the old Bay Front Auditorium, but they are thinning out a lot. The menhaden have started moving from the bayous out into the bay, and so have the fish.
You're more likely to find trout on the grass than anywhere else, but once the water temperature drops a few more degrees, they'll begin making their way to the rivers, bayous and canals. Popping corks are a great way to fish the flats when using live bait. If you prefer artificial lures, try Berkley Gulp jerk baits and SPRO’s Dawg 100 walking plug.
I know one thing for sure - You ain’t going to catch’em sittin’ on the couch!!
So get out there, and take a kid fishing.
Tight Lines and Screaming Drags, Till Next Time! God Bless.
From Destin to Perdido Key Florida, this area has some of the best fishing along the Gulf Coast and its only a short drive from Orange Beach and Gulf Shores Alabama. While cruising from spot to spot in my 24 ft. Blazer Bay Boat you will be riding in comfort and style and with the 250 hp Yamaha four stroke, it won't take long to arrive safely at our next honey hole. Come along with Capt. Eddie he will work hard to provide a trip that will be full of memories that you won’t soon forget. God Bless